|Urban Shadow Highlights V, 6" x 8", Oil on Board|
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A lot of people ask me what my main aim is, when I encounter a scene I like. The main thing that runs through my mind is to simplify! Just say to yourself- How can I simplify what is in front of me- fewer strokes, fewer colours, this is where the ability to sketch comes in handy! I always see myself as a sketcher in colour, when I paint! I try as much as possible to edit everything that isn't necessary and I make up my mind about this as soon as I get there when I am sure I am going to paint a particular scene.
|Just managed to get a picture before the large lorry blocked my view!|
|picture of the scene- you can see from the picture that there's just too much information. I only need what interests me! The light and a few other complimenting components. The rule is simplify, simplify, simplify!|
"Attempt anything that catches your eye! It's only then that you'll discover the real thrill of painting outdoor!"-Adebanji Alade